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An excellent resource for HE students on the study skills programme and the main Foundation Degree. This publication provides numerous examples for students to develop and progress in their essay writing, with clear guidance on planning, drafting, writing, referencing and acting on feedback. It also provides an informative chapter on 'What Tutors Look for When Marking Essays', although does also highlight to students that this is a 'broad indication of what may be expected'. A highly recommended resource on the reading list.
This is a perfectly good book, but I have not adopted it because I was looking for a book that would cover both essay writing and would also consider aspects of research project writing (a big ask, I know). Also, my perception is that this book is aimed at pre-university students (although I realise it is written by OU lecturers).
A good publication for students on the study skills programme, further supporting their planning and drafting of assignments.
A very useful little book. I have adapted some of the exercises in suggested to fit the assignments we work with.
Incredibly useful for social science class. Great break down of the points.
Great topics included as well
An incredibly useful text for all my social science classes.
A great book that I have recommended to social science students
A great guide to assist first year students with the basics of writing an essay. It assists students with understanding what an essay question is asking of them, how to critically think and formulate an argument, and how to structure an essay.
An excellent book which promotes a fantastic skill set suitable for those setting out in the study of social sciences. I certainly wish I had a copy of this when I was a student myself. The book itself provides excellent and practical tips for planning, structuring and fine tuning essays to a good standard. Whilst I will be unable to adopt this book on our course I will certainly recommend this to my learners or anyone writing in the academic study of social sciences.
Although useful it did not address all the areas that I was loo9king for.
Many thanks anyway.
An appropriate text for essay writing.
Good basic books for those who need a little extra support
Helps students to focus on clear writing style and text structure. Gives helpful checklists of things to do to get good marks.
Very easy to access.
An essential book for any student who is finding the transition into writing assignments in a Higher Education setting.
There are useful examples given throughout the book to aid understanding of what should be written.
A very useful companion which will be recommended to students at all levels to support and improve their writing skills.
A good standard book for postgraduate students. Will be useful as a supplemental text for students in terms of structuring their work and reminder of how to write academically
This is an excellent book to support study skills development for our Dental Students. Even though it is targetted to the Social Sciences, much of the information is fully appropriate for essays in the basic sciences. We have marked it as recommended reading for our Stage 1 Dentistry 'Orientation' course.
A fantastic book for our foundation degree students who are studying a study skills module. Appropriate level for the course and in 'easy speak' for students new to higher education.
Excellent book for developing essay writing skills
An essential and required reading for students on FD awards.
Accessible and presented in a logical format.